I currently work as an Applied Scientist in the NLP Research team at Zalando SE. I design and build NLP solutions to understand textual feedbacks from millions of Zalando customers.
Previously, I graduated with a Ph.D. in Computer Science under the guidance of A/P. Min-Yen Kan. My research interests are in the intersection of Natural Language Processing and Information Retrieval. My thesis is formally titled “Automatically Facilitating Discussion in Online Forums”. Towards this, I have worked on many prevailing challenges that hamper the user participation in these forums such as Reddit, HealthBoards, MOOC discussion forums to name a few. I have focused on some key issues such as recommending the suitable discussion threads for interested users through textual content modeling. I have used traditional models such as probabilistic graphical models, as well as recent advancements in NLP through deep learning such as Gated Recurrent Units (GRU), attention mechanism. I have worked on a few important aspects of recommendation systems such as explainability of such systems, and cold-start problem. You can find my CV here.
Earlier, I graduated from IIT Bombay in Computer Science and Engineering. As part of my master's thesis, I worked in the area of Cloud Computing and Virtualization under the co-supervision of Prof Umesh Bellur, and A/P. Purushottam Kulkarni.
Alan Akbik, Professor of Machine Learning, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Lahari Poddar, Applied Scientist, Amazon
Kazunari Sugiyama, Associate Professor, Kyoto University
NUS, Ph.D. 2019.
IIT Bombay, M.Tech 2012.
WBUT, B.Tech 2010.
PC Member, EMNLP 2021
Reviewer, ACL 2021
PC Member, KDD 2021
PC Member, NAACL 2021
PC Member, WSDM 2021
PC Member, EMNLP 2020
Reviewer, ACL 2020
PC Member, SIGIR 2020
PC Member, AAAI 2020
PC Member, AI2019
PC Member, SIGIR 2019
PC Member, AAAI 2019
PC Member, SIGIR 2018
Reviewer, NAACL 2018
PC Member, MEDA, JCDL 2018
Zalando Research ~ 2020, March - till date
Google Research ~ 2018, July - 2018, November
Flipkart Internet Pvt Ltd ~ 2014
Symantec Corporation ~ 2012-2014
IBM India Software Lab ~ 2011
Akshay Bhola during his intership on "Skill Recommendation from Online Job Advertisements" May - July 2019.
Grace Lam during her internship on "Neural Models on Textual Item Recommendation" during Jan - Feb 2018.
Developed lang-detect, A Neural Language Detection framework written in Python.
Contributor of ParsCit, An open-source CRF Reference String Parsing Package developed by WING.
Tutor for CS3245 Information Retrieval, semester II, 2017-18.
Tutor for CS3245 Information Retrieval, semester II, 2015-16.
Tutor for CS2103 Software Engineering, semester I, 2015-16.
Tutor for CS5224 Cloud Computing, semester II, 2014-15.